The Western Development Museum

2610 Lorne Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7J 0S6, Canada

The Western Development Museum in Saskatoon focuses on the history of Saskatchewan and its people, with a particular emphasis on the development of transportation, agriculture, and Indigenous culture.

The museum features a variety of exhibits that showcase the history and development of Saskatchewan, including :

Transportation Gallery : This gallery displays a wide range of vehicles used for transportation in Saskatchewan over the years, including horse-drawn carriages, automobiles, trucks, and tractors.

Boomtown 1910 : This exhibit recreates a prairie boomtown from the early 1900s, showcasing various buildings, businesses, and artifacts from that era.

1910 Boomtown Street : This indoor street scene depicts a bustling main street from 1910, complete with shops, a theater, and other businesses.

Agriculture Gallery : This gallery focuses on the agricultural history of Saskatchewan, with displays of farm equipment, tools, and technologies that were used in the province's agricultural industry.

Indigenous Gallery : This gallery showcases the history, culture, and contributions of Indigenous peoples in Saskatchewan, with exhibits on traditional practices, art, and artifacts.

People of the Prairies : This exhibit highlights the diverse cultural heritage of the people who have lived in Saskatchewan, including the Indigenous peoples, early settlers, and immigrants who have contributed to the province's history and development.

Community Halls : This exhibit showcases the important role of community halls in the social, cultural, and recreational life of Saskatchewan communities, with displays of artifacts, photographs, and stories related to these gathering places.

The museum also has exhibits on the history of mining, forestry, and energy development in Saskatchewan, as well as rotating temporary exhibits on various topics related to the province's history and culture.

Also The Western Development Museum, Saskatoon offers various events and programs throughout the year, including educational programs for schools, workshops, special exhibits, and seasonal events.

The museum has amenities such as a gift shop, a café, and facilities for hosting events and meetings.

Operating hours :

  • Museum Galleries and gift shop are open daily from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • The Boomtown Cafe is open daily from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.
  • Museum Closed on Family Day, Good Friday, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

Admission :

  • Adult : $12.57
  • Senior (Age 65 +) : $10.51
  • Student (any age with valid student card) : $8.40
  • Children (age 6 – 12 years) : $5.23
  • Preschool Children (age 5 years and younger) : Free
  • Family (parents or guardians & dependent children under 18 years) : $28.43
  • Admission prices include GST & PST.
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